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Craig Bartlett, Regional Municipality of Durham

Craig Bartlett graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa. He has worked in the Waste Management field for over 35 years. Craig has both private and public sector waste management experience - 7 years in the private sector and over 30 years with the City of Toronto and Region of Durham in their respective Waste Management Divisions.

Craig has had responsibility for managing all the waste operations for the Region of Durham including collections, energy from waste and diversion programs for household hazardous waste, organics, Blue Box, material marketing and management of various EPR collection programs including tires and electronics. In addition to overseeing the operation of the City of Toronto’s Anaerobic digestion facility (the first waste AD facility in NA), Craig is now one of the leads on Durham developing an industry first for Ontario, a municipal mixed waste/AD system. 

Craig has undertaken considerable international work on behalf of, and, in partnership with, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canadian International Development Agency, United Nations Development Program, Province of Ontario and Waste Diversion Ontario. Craig is a member of the Municipal Industry Program Committee for Ontario’s Blue Box Program, RPWCO Waste Committee (former co-chair), Ontario SWANA Director, AMO Waste Task Force, M3RC Committee and a member of the Municipal Hazardous Waste Committee that provided input and direction on Ontario’s MHSW EPR Program.

Craig has been an active advocate for expanding organics recovery to all sectors, to capitalize on economy of scale, for the development of large regional AD facilities and leveraging municipal policy, planning and operations for the development of circular economy use of bio-fuels into collection vehicles and other high value uses.  Craig can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).